1 cylinder down

Timothy Linke tcl1969 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 08:54:31 PDT 2014


First check compression and spark, you may have bent a rod if the cylinder
was full of fuel.

I put an electrical fuel solenoid on mine to prevent this from happening.

Fyi, my 95 will be for sale this spring for 2400.

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM, john leonard <jlmdx at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 1996, 24K miles - Advice needed
> My 3-year old replacement petcock malfunctioned and loaded carburetor #3
> with fuel about a month ago, preventing the bike from starting.  What I did:
> - rebuilt and tested the petcock- drained the fuel and oil- removed the
> air filter- removed the plugs and tested their spark on the engine case-
> with the plugs out, I cranked it over until the chamber was clear- put it
> all back together and started the bike and ran it for about 15 minutes
> But now, I think it's running on 3 cylinders. (no backfiring)** Last fall
> it ran like this too one day, but corrected itself after about 10 minutes
> of riding. **
> The top end sounds fine - I don't think I bent any values when it locked.
> I'm assuming that the carburetor that flooded has a bad float - at least.
> Q: Can a stuck open float cause the cylinder to not fire?
> Q: If I open the carburetor to inspect it, would I need a new gasket kit
> or do they typically stay intact when opened?
> Q: What's next?
> Thanks in advance!
> john
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